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Bahamas Legislation
Item No Short Title Category Date Commenced
2014-0047 Abolition of Mandatory Minimum Sentences Act 2014 Administration of Justice - Courts Wednesday, 05 November 2014
1883-0021 Abutments (Out Islands) Act Shipping, Ports and Harbours Tuesday, 15 May 1883
1864-0005 Abutments Act Shipping, Ports and Harbours Wednesday, 30 March 1864
1961-0020 Accidental Fires Act Probate and Civil Proceedings Monday, 31 July 1961
1944-0007 Acquisition of Land (Air Fields) Act Supplementary Thursday, 29 June 1944
1957-0021 Acquisition of Land (Special Application) Act Supplementary Monday, 15 July 1957
1940-0034 Acquisition of Land (United States Air Bases) Act Supplementary Thursday, 19 December 1940
1913-0014 Acquisition of Land Act Surveyors, Planning, Land and Economic Development Monday, 07 July 1913
1900-0012 Acquisition of Lands Inagua Act Supplementary Friday, 11 May 1900
1963-0063 Adderley Property Purchase Loan Act Supplementary Friday, 20 December 1963
1897-0009 Administration of Justice Expenses Act Administration of Justice - Courts Wednesday, 14 April 1897
1954-0052 Adoption of Children Act Marriage - Married Women and Children Thursday, 22 July 1954
1955-0043 Supreme Court (Adoption of Children) Rules   Thursday, 24 February 1955
2016-0031 Advance Passenger Information System Act 2016 Aviation Saturday, 01 October 2016
1913-0012 Agricultural Manufactories Act Agriculture and Fisheries Monday, 07 July 1913
1987-0001 Agricultural Products (Jams) Order   Monday, 05 January 1987
1993-0069 Agricultural Products (Pigeon Peas) Order   Thursday, 21 October 1993
1963-0050 Agriculture and Fisheries Act Agriculture and Fisheries Tuesday, 07 January 1964
1931-0141 Agricultural Products (Fruit and Vegetable) Rules   Wednesday, 22 July 1931
1938-0225 Agricultural Products (Tomatoes) Rules   Monday, 15 August 1938
1942-0129 Onions (Export) Rules   Saturday, 02 May 1942
1913-0488 Seal Fisheries (Crown Colonies and Protectorates) Order in Council, 1913   Friday, 11 April 1913
1936-0716 Whaling Industry (Regulation) Act (Newfoundland, Colonies, Protectorates and Mandated Territories) Order, 1936   Friday, 03 July 1936
2000-0006 Airport Authority Act Aviation Monday, 01 May 2000
2014-0004 amended by... Airport Authority (Amendment) Act 2014   Tuesday, 01 July 2014
2016-0023 amended by... Airport Authority (Amendment) Act 2016   Monday, 03 October 2016
2009-0017 Airport Authority (Fees and Charges) Regulations, 2009   Monday, 26 January 2009
2007-0027 Airport Authority (Passenger Facility and Security Charge) Order   Wednesday, 10 September 2008
2008-0017 Airports (Customs Duties and Excise Tax Exemption) Act Customs and Excise: Import and Export Wednesday, 24 December 2008
2009-0020 Airports (Customs Duties and Excise Tax Exemption) Regulations   Wednesday, 28 January 2009
1976-0010 Airports Act Aviation Thursday, 07 October 1976
2008-0025 amended by... Airports (Amendment) Act 2008   Friday, 19 March 2010
1931-0003 Aliens Restriction Act Nationality, Immigration and Passports Tuesday, 01 September 1931
1962-0043 Animal Contagious Diseases Act Veterinary Saturday, 19 January 1963
2005-0092 Animal Contagious Disease (Prohibition on Importation of Live Birds and Poultry Products) Order   Tuesday, 01 November 2005
1966-0059 Animal Contagious Diseases (Import Control) Regulations   Thursday, 04 August 1966
2010-0128 Animal Contagious Diseases (Prohibition of Importation of Poultry) Order 2010   Monday, 08 November 2010
1976-0098 Animal Contagious Diseases (Prohibition of Imports) Order   Thursday, 26 August 1976
2010-0125 Animal Contagious Diseases (Prohibition of Meat Imports) (Amendment) Order 2010   Friday, 29 October 2010
1984-0013 Animal Contagious Diseases (Prohibition of Meat Imports) Order   Monday, 16 April 1984
1953-0040 Prohibition of Importation of Poultry   Thursday, 01 January 1953
1953-0041 Rabies and Hydrophobia Prevention Regulations   Saturday, 19 June 1965
2010-0019 Animal Protection and Control Act 2010 Animals, Birds and Plants Tuesday, 04 October 2011
1957-0042 Animals (Control of Experiments) Act Veterinary Monday, 15 July 1957
2009-0029 Anti-Doping in Sport Act 2009 Entertainment and Sport Monday, 15 March 2010
2015-0025 Anti-Doping Rules 2015   Monday, 27 April 2015
2004-0025 Anti-Terrorism Act Criminal Matters Friday, 31 December 2004
2014-0001 amended by... Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Act 2014   Wednesday, 01 October 2014
2015-0045 amended by... Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Act 2015   Wednesday, 04 November 2015
1998-0005 Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Act Education, Libraries and Cultural Institutions Thursday, 01 July 1999
2011-0063 amended by... Antiquities Monuments and Museum (Amendment) Act 2011   Wednesday, 01 February 2012
2012-0023 Antiquities Monuments and Museum (Underwater Cultural Heritage) Regulations 2012   Wednesday, 29 February 2012
1999-0038 Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Regulations, 1999   Friday, 02 July 1999
1872-0013 Apportionment Act Real and Personal Property Monday, 01 January 1872
1968-0001 Apprenticeship Act Employment and Labour Saturday, 01 January 1983
2010-0010 Appropriation (Capital Development) (2010-2011) Act 2010 Finance Wednesday, 30 June 2010
2011-0018 Appropriation (Capital Development) (2011/2012) Act 2011 Finance Friday, 01 July 2011
2013-0011 Appropriation (Capital Development) (2013-2014) Act 2013 Finance Monday, 01 July 2013
2014-0018 Appropriation (Capital Development) (2014-2015) Act 2014 Finance Tuesday, 01 July 2014
2017-0009 Appropriation (Capital Development) (2017-2018) Act 2017 Finance Saturday, 01 July 2017
2012-0012 Appropriation (Capital Development)(2012/2013) Act 2012 Finance Wednesday, 27 June 2012
2010-0009 Appropriation (Revenue Account Expenses) (2010-2011) Act 2010 Finance Wednesday, 30 June 2010
2011-0017 Appropriation (Revenue Account Expenses) (2011/2012) Act 2011 Finance Friday, 01 July 2011
2012-0011 Appropriation (Revenue Account Expenses) (2012/2013) Act 2012 Finance Wednesday, 27 June 2012
2013-0010 Appropriation (Revenue Account Expenses) (2013/2014) Act 2013 Finance Monday, 01 July 2013
2014-0017 Appropriation (Revenue Account Expenses) (2014-2015) Act 2014 Finance Tuesday, 01 July 2014
2017-0008 Appropriation (Revenue Account Expenses) (2017-2018) Act 2017 Finance Saturday, 01 July 2017
1996-0029 Approved Authorities Transfer Act Administration Monday, 30 December 1996
2009-0043 Arbitration (Foreign Arbitral Awards) Act 2009 Arbitration and Inquiries Thursday, 20 May 2010
1931-0012 Arbitration (Foreign Awards) Act Arbitration and Inquiries Thursday, 28 May 1931
1931-0669 Arbitration (Foreign Awards) No. 2 Order 1931   Thursday, 23 July 1931
1966-0041 Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Act, 1966 (Application to Colonies, etc.) Order, 1967   Monday, 20 February 1967
2009-0042 Arbitration Act 2009 Arbitration and Inquiries Thursday, 20 May 2010
1931-0011 Arbitration Clauses (Protocol) Act Arbitration and Inquiries Thursday, 28 May 1931
1993-0037 Archipelagic Waters and Maritime Jurisdiction Act Shipping, Ports and Harbours Thursday, 04 January 1996
2008-0107 Archipelagic Waters and Maritime Jurisdiction (Archipelagic Baselines) Order   Tuesday, 09 December 2008
2012-0024 Archipelagic Waters and Maritime Jurisdiction Exclusive Economic Zone and Territorial Seas Limits) Order 2012   Friday, 02 March 2012
2011-0008 Atlantic Caribbean Union of Seventh-Day Adventists Incorporation Act 2011 Societies and Associations Wednesday, 01 June 2011
2011-0023 amended by... Atlantic Caribbean Union of Seventh-Day Adventists Incorporation (Amendment) Act 2011   Wednesday, 01 June 2011
1872-0016 Auction Act Revenue Thursday, 23 May 1872
2016-0037 Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information Act, 2016 Finance Sunday, 01 January 2017
2017-0016 Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information Regulations 2017   Monday, 30 November -0001